We are meeting in-person at the centre for our activities, and will continue sharing them on Zoom unless otherwise indicated:


Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
Passcode: 311753
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799

Membership and donations ensure the sustainability and flourishing of our Centre as well as supporting our resident lama. Please give what you can.


Wednesdays, August 2, 16, 23 & 30, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Chenrezik & Amitabha Sadhanas

Love, compassion, and wisdom—together known as bodhicitta—are the indivisible nature of the Buddha’s enlightened mind. Chenrezik (Skt. Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Infinite Compassion, is the embodiment of these virtuous qualities. 

Through the practice of Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light, beings, especially those with faith, are guided to rebirth in Dewachen, the pure realm of immaculate happiness, joy and bliss. 

By donation

Saturdays, August 5 & 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In person only, not shared on Zoom

Dharma Book Club

We are studying the book Excellent at the Beginning by Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

By donation

Sundays, August 6 & 20, 10 to 11 a.m.


Calm Abiding Meditation

By donation

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7, 8 & 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Day camp for youth, ages 6 to 15

The program will include short dharma activities, indoor play and artistic projects, outdoor play and swimming. Under the supervision of Acharya Choying Gyurmey, Echo Li, Chenlin Ding and Johnson Deng.

For more information and registration, please write to rigpedorjecamp2023@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Khenpo Karma Tenkyong

Steadying the Heart: the Mindfulness Practice of Refuge

The Buddhist path centres on the practice of refuge. Through wisdom, compassion, joy, and balance, our innate human capacities, we can develop our hearts to be a more reliable dwelling place. In this mindfulness meditation practice, we will define and explore refuge to the three jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. We will work with our innate qualities, as well as develop ways to release the obstacles that often get in the way of living with more ease, happiness, and peace so that we all may steady our hearts. This day-mindfulness practice is appropriate for both beginners and more experienced meditators.

BIO: Khenpo Tenkyong is a dynamic teacher committed to protecting nature and spreading Dharma blessings to children and adults everywhere. As a bridge between ancient ways and modern needs, Khenpo Tenkyong meets students where they are in order to build strong foundations for strong practice. In 2001 Khenpo Tenkyong was awarded the Degree of Master of the Buddha’s Teaching in the Sutra Tradition from Sampuranand University. In October 2002, Khenpo was bestowed the title of “khenpo” (Spiritual title and degree in Tibetan Buddhism) by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Skilled in meditation, yoga, and understanding precious nature Khenpo Tenkyong’s passion for life can be felt in all of his teachings. (source: kagyu.org)

NOTE: Khenpo Karma Tenkyong will teach in English. We will offer simultaneous translation into French and Mandarin. To access simultaneous translation at the Centre, you must have your cell phone or laptop and headphones. If you are joining on Zoom, you will need to select the preferred language.

Suggested donation: $20/members $15

Saturday, August 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Green Tara Sadhana

The all-victorious Saviouress manifests 21 emanations to help beings. Tara vanquishes obstacles and fear, and protects those in danger and difficulty who call to her. The Green Tara prayer and recitation of the 21 Tara Praises avert and dispel obstacles.

By donation

Sunday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tea Meditation 

Led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey and Tea Master Vivian Li

A tea meditation involves being mindful and present during all aspects of the tea ritual including making the tea, drinking the tea, and being aware of the environment and of the effects on your mind and body. You can practise a tea meditation any time during the day. It’s an example of how to apply our meditation in daily life.

By donation 

Afterwards, please join us for a potluck lunch. (Bring vegetarian food to share.)

Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Smoke Offering Weather permitting

A Sang Offering (smoke offering) is a Tibetan Buddhist practice. Fragrant incense smoke is offered to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the supreme enlightened beings and all sentient beings to accumulate merit, purify our past negative karma and repay our karmic debts. 

Suggested donation: $15/members $10 (or an amount of your choice) to cover expenses and support the Centre. Please come directly to our back courtyard, access by the alley. 

Afterwards, please join us for a potluck lunch. (Bring vegetarian food to share.)

Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tonglen—Sending and receiving

Tonglen is a meditative practice of mind training (lojong) to develop the inner qualities of loving kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.

By donation